Monday, June 05, 2023

Food & Wine

Bison and Bourbon

Many restaurants have some sort of defining feature that is noticeable as soon as you walk in. Whether it be a specific smell, the decor, or even the sounds of the place, a first impression will often stick with patrons. Bison and Bourbon has a truly unique factor that’s


Cornish Hen, Two Ways

Cornish hen is a variety of broiler chicken produced from a cross between a Cornish hen and a White Plymouth Rock hen. The name is actually incorrect because there are both males and females. They weigh approximately 2 to 2.5 pounds, are slaughtered between four and six weeks of age and are known for their tender meat, which absorbs spices


Foodie Phenomenon: Pizza Tuesday at Narruto Bowl

Almost any day at Narruto Bowl is more creative than almost any day at almost any other kosher restaurant. And yet that just wasn’t good enough for co-owner and chef Joshua Massin.

According to their website, Narruto Bowl is “a synthesis of Asian and Latin American street foods, soul foods, comfort foods, and homestyle cooking.” If


Don’t Cry, Just Enjoy These Special Onion Soups

One of my favorite soup and salad suppers is going kosher French with onion soup.

My favorite recipe is very old and is an adaptation of Chicago’s Crate & Barrel recipe cards.

Soupe à l'Oignon Maison

6 servings

3 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoons olive oil

5-6 cups thinly sliced onions

Salt to


My Five Best Bites of Kosherfest 2022

Kosherfest took place last week at the Meadowlands Convention Center in Secaucus, New Jersey. With COVID restrictions a thing of the past, Kosherfest was busier this year than last, with almost 5,000 people attending the trade show where everything is kosher over the course of two days. Hundreds


‘Best of Kosher’ Cookbook Has All Your Favorites

The world’s top kosher cookbook authors come together to create the greatest collection of kosher recipes in one book.

Highlighting: “The Best of Kosher: Iconic and New Recipes from Your Favorite Cookbook Authors.” Mesorah Publications. 2022. Hardcover. 320 pages.ISBN-13: 978-1422632161.


Asian Big Bowl

Yield: 6 servings

I always had leftover chicken soup from Shabbos that no one would eat at any other time. By adding in fresh vegetables and the fun of ramen noodles, I suddenly had a fresh, new, weeknight meal in a bowl. And people loved this idea! They’ll either make extra


Bakery-Style Chocolate Muffins

Yield: 18 muffins

If you’ve been following me for a while, you might know that I bake … a lot. There aren’t many baked goods that I’ll see in a bakery that I’ll want to buy vs. make myself. But for some reason (I don’t really know why!), bakery muffins, with their high domed tops,


NYC Mayor Eric Adams Joins Jewish Food Media Conference

Every year, on the day before Kosherfest, the kosher food industry’s annual trade show, a small group of journalists, influencers and foodies from all over the kosher spectrum gather for the Jewish Food Media Conference. This year, the event was held at Sen Sakana, a kosher nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian fusion)


Zevy’s Pizza Is ‘Best Pizza Restaurant of 2022’

Every so often a kosher restaurant will be mentioned as great even compared to non-kosher competition. This is often regarded as the highest of compliments because kashrut comes with a number of restrictions, whereas a non-kosher restaurant has an unending list of options to accomplish whatever


Vegetarian Ideas for the Thanksgiving Table

With more people going vegetarian, cooks may want to include something just for them.

Here are recipes I adapted from Food & Wine recipes.

Green Bean Casserole

8-10 servings


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